Each year, the NRC hosts its conference where all stakeholders of the railroad construction and maintenance industry are encouraged to attend. The conference typically encompasses more than 1,000 attendees, 150 exhibitors, and 25,000 square-feet of meeting space with a unique program agenda lined up with chief engineers from the major freight railroads and other key speakers covering up-to-date topics of importance to the rail industry. Typical topics include:
- Class 1 and Regional Railroad Capital Spending Plans
- Rail Projects of National Significance
- Commuter Rail and Transit Contracting
- Rail Infrastructure Legislation
- Railroad Construction Safety
- High-Speed Rail Developments
- Positive Train Control
Registration for the 2016 NRC Conference can be completed here on the NRC website by following this link, or by completing and mailing in this form. Completed forms should be sent to our office at 500 New Jersey Ave NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20001. Checks may be made payable to: NRC. NRC accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express for credit card payments. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Bell by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 202-715-1264.
The conference will be held at the Hotel del Coronado, conveniently located on Coronado Island about a 10 minute drive from downtown San Diego. The NRC block is currently full, but to be put on the waiting list, call Hotel del Coronado at 800-468-3533. While not guaranteed, it is likely that some hotel rooms will become available in mid-to-late December as the conference approaches, and at that time the hotel will contact individuals from the waiting list.
As our previous recommended overflow option, the Glorietta Bay Inn, which is directly across the street from the Hotel del Coronado at 1630 Glorietta Boulevard, Coronado, CA 92118 is now full.
Additional overflow options are below:
La Avenida Inn – .2 miles from the Hotel del Coronado (easy walking distance)
1315 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
Price: $163-305/night, depending on type, as of 12/17/15
Nights Available: None
Hotel Marisol Coronado – .4 miles from the Hotel del Coronado (easy walking distance)
1017 Park Place
Coronado, California, 92118
Phone: (619) 365-4677
Price: $289-349/night, depending on type, as of 12/17/15
Nights Available: 1/7/16-1/10/16
Best Western Plus Suites Hotel Coronado Island – 1.2 miles from the Hotel del Coronado
275 Orange Avenue
Coronado, California, 92118-1410
Price: $280-$305/night, depending on type, as of 12/17/15
Nights Available: 1/5/16-1/10/16
Loews Coronado Bay Resort - 4.7 miles from the Hotel del Coronado
4000 Loews Coronado Bay Road, Coronado, CA 92118
Price: $195-$240/night, depending on type, as of 12/17/15
Nights Available: 1/5/16-1/10/16
Hilton San Diego Bayfront - 4.8 miles from the Hotel del Coronado (over the bridge, on mainland)
1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
Price: $169-239/night, depending on type, as of 12/17/15
Nights Available: 1/5/16-1/10/16
Exhibit space for the 2016 NRC-REMSA Exhibition is on sale now. You may view the full floor plan and sign up for a booth online by clicking here. The Exhibition begins with a reception the evening of Wednesday, January 6 and concludes the morning of Friday, January 8. For more information about reserving an exhibit space, booth pricing, show hours, and more, please visit www.remsa.org/nrc-remsa2016. Please contact Urszula Soucie with REMSA at 202-715-2921 or email@example.com for all exhibition related questions.
***Please note that the exhibit hall this year will be held in a tent in the Hotel del Coronado parking lot. The 36,000 square foot tent will be constructed by Classic Party Rentals, the premier name in event tent rentals. This is apparently what happens when the size of a conference grows every year - we're running out of ballrooms that can fit us!
The NRC offers its members the opportunity to sponsor a specific conference function. For certain functions, companies will be able to sponsor all or part of the event. Conference Event Sponsors will receive sponsor ribbons on conference badges, signage and oral recognition at the event, their logo imprinted on the 2016 NRC Conference Program Guide front cover and space to distribute promotional literature or trinkets in the registration area. 2016 NRC Sponsorships are now open. Please contact Matt Bell by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 202-715-1264.
NRC's 2016 Golf Tournament will be held at the Sycuan Golf Course (3007 Dehesa Rd, El Cajon, CA 92019), located approximately 24 miles from the Hotel del Coronado. Host to the Junior World Golf Championships, US Public Links Qualifying, the San Diego Junior Amateur, the annual PGA Chapter Shootout, the US Junior Amateur and named Golf Digests Best Places to Play, Sycuan Golf Course has distinguished itself as one of San Diego's premier golf course.
Golf play will begin at 12:00 pm with a shotgun start. The Tournament format is a four-person scramble, allowing players with varying ability the opportunity to play and have a great time. A box lunch will be provided prior to the Tournament. The Golf Shop offers rental clubs at $50/set. The Tournament registration fee includes carts, green fees, lunch and refreshments, driving range, putting green and prizes.
To register for the tournament, please sign up as a part of the 2016 NRC Conference registration process, fill out this form or contact Matt Bell via email at email@example.com.
NRC Sailing Tournament will be on Friday, January 8th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Group transportation departs the hotel at 1pm, with expected return by 5pm.
The sparkling waters of the San Diego Harbor provide a perfect backdrop for the 1st ever (annual? only?) NRC sailing regatta! Each person will be fully interactive as an official “crew member” of their vessel, vying to push their team into the winner’s circle. The teams will tackle an exciting two-mile course over a period of 2 hours.
The race officials will handicap the yachts, sound the time warnings, and officiate any penalty calls. As each team’s yacht sails over the finish line, the horn will sound times will be noted, and final scores will be tallied.
Sailing boats come with a captain. Captains will brief the crew on strategy, techniques and sailing instructions before the race. The Tournament registration fee also includes a box lunch, snacks and beverages on the boat. To register for the tournament, please sign up as a part of the 2016 NRC Conference registration process, fill out this form, or contact Matt Bell via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.